Resources

As thought leaders, we offer industry-relevant resources to our fans, clients, collaborators and design professionals.

COMPLETE COMMUNITIES

Complete Communities

A complete community meets the basic needs of all residents in a neighbourhood through sound land-use planning principles and cohesive and intentional design guidelines.

Learn:

  • Why complete communities are necessary for the future of our cities and towns.
  • How complete communities can address increased globalization and migration.
  • What elements we can implement into our communities to make them complete.                                   

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture involves a holistic understanding of the planning, design and management of the land to produce beautiful public spaces, landmarks and structures.

Learn:

  • What kind of impact landscape architecture has on the environment and culture of a place.
  • How landscape architecture works to enhance each of Nadi's areas of expertise.
  • Why Shaheed Park, Shovel Garden and Morehouse College are great examples of landscape architecture.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Change

Climate change refers to the range of changes that are happening to our planet, including rising sea levels, shrinking mountain glaciers and accelerating ice melt (NASA).

Learn:

  • What the difference is between climate change and global warming, courtesy of NASA.
  • Why climate change is the defining issue of our time and why it affects more than just the environment.
  • How designers can help address climate change through adaptive reuse, land reclamation and more.

MIXED-USE ENVIRONMENTS

Mixed-use Environments 

A mixed-use environment is a space where people can live, work and play, incorporating placemaking techniques and keeping healthy living principles   in mind.

Learn:

  • How mixed-use environments complement complete communities and public space and land art.
  • Why mixed-use environments can transform our existing spaces to make them more inclusive places.
  • What mixed-use environments' role is in cultural, social and environmental sustainability.

URBAN DESIGN

Urban Design

The process of urban design focuses on how we understand the relationship between public space and its built surroundings, including the arrangement of buildings and streets.

Learn:

  • Why music, popular culture and biomimicry are essential to great urban design .
  • What urban design can do to make complete communities more sustainable and resilient.
  • How great urban design shaped projects like Dugald, Bridgwater Centre and Pointe Hébert. 

INNOVATIONInnovation

We value innovation, not because it’s a fancy buzzword to put on our promotional material  but because it inspires the solutions and processes of our work.

Learn:

  • Why innovation is necessary when developing new communities or updating old ones.
  • How innovation can enhance and elevate small to large scale projects, bringing added value.
  • What Nadi projects have challenged and actualized innovative practices and techniques.

PUBLIC SPACE AND LAND ART

Public Space and Land Art

When we think about public spaces, we often think about the beautiful public amenities, like land art, that influence where people want to live, work          and play. 

Learn:

  • What a great public space and land art can do for our mental and physical health.
  • What amenities a public space needs to succeed and what types of land art designers can create.
  • How to measure the success of a public space and what it needs to be a place where we can thrive.

URBAN PLANNING

Urban Planning

Urban planning combines land-use principles, environmental protection, public engagement and urban design to provide guidelines for urban areas such as streets, parks and buildings.

Learn:

  • Why urban planning is considered a green collar profession to address issues like climate change.
  • How urban planning transcends the boundaries of each of Nadi's areas of expertise.
  • What urban planning is from projects like Cache Creek, Stony Mountain and DreamScape One.